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Case Study > Crédit Agricole Private Banking Miami

Summary
Credit Agricole Private Banking of Miami leased the 37th floor of 600 Brickell, a LEED PLATINUM office building.  They were the first major tenants to perform a tenant improvement, aiming to project a clean, modern yet warm and welcome environment for their high net worth clients.

Background
Credit Agricole Private Banking of Miami interviewed 5 project management firms for their project. DSS was the only firm interviewed that was able to identify the critical path of the project, requiring the existing lease to be extended. By doing so, Credit Agricole enjoyed substantial monetary savings.

The Challenge
The 20,000-square-foot, full floor improvement was the first in the building.  The logistics were unknown.  With all-new management, systems and procedures, planning and coordination were essential to deliver class-A interiors in a class-A building.

The Solution
DSS worked closely with Leotta Design, Credit Agricole and Forum management during design and construction to integrate building systems into the tenant improvements.  Systems and finishes were scrutinized for appropriateness with respect to both design and cost. Ultimately, the project was competitively bid to ensure a cost effective solution.

Outcome
Credit Agricole moved in on time and the project was delivered well under budget without substituting materials or reducing the quality of systems or finishes.  The space is a testimony to great design, teamwork and project management.